HARGRAVE, Joseph James (1841-1894). Red River. Montreal: John Lovell for the Author, 1871.
8vo. Original publisher's plum cloth, gilt-lettered on spine (spine sunned, corners bumped). Provenance: William Buller Fullerton Elphinstone, 15th Lord Elphinstone (1828-1893) Scottish Conservative politician (presentation inscription from the author).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY HARGRAVE to Lord Elphinstone: "The Rightly Honorable The Lord Elphinstone from J. J. Hargrave. Winnipeg 13 August 1880." The Manitoba Red River Colony, also known as the Selkirk Settlement, was founded in 1811 when Thomas Douglas, 5th Early of Selkirk, received a grant 120,000 square miles of land from the Hudson's Bay Company (known as the Selkirk Concession).
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